Mar 26, 2020

Per Diem RN – Community Oncology Practice

  • UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Encino, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full time Nursing

Job Description


Become a key member of a world-class health organization. Contribute to the delivery of Magnet® designated nursing excellence. Take your career to the next level. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.

Under supervision, the Per Diem Oncology RN will apply the theoretical concepts of nursing by performing routine patient care assignments and established nursing procedures in a controlled patient care situation. The Director of Nursing or Medical Director along with the Practice Manager reviews work. Incumbent will independently coordinate and prioritize tasks by using protocols established by the Department, as well as the policies and procedures established by UCLA Medical Center. Incumbents are expected to work with minimal supervision. The Per Diem RN will float between Encino and San Fernando Valley clinics.

UCLA Health is a world-renowned health system with four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations throughout metro Los Angeles as well as the David Geffen School of Medicine. Through the efforts of our outstanding people, we have become Los Angeles’ trusted provider of exceptional, compassionate patient care. If you’re looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, UCan at UCLA Health.


Graduated from an accredited school of nursing with BSN or MSN
Possession of current California RN license
Possession of BCLS certification
Possession of ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy certification
Ability to push, pull or carry 30 pounds or more
Willing and able to travel to a number of different Hem/Onc Community practices within a defined area, providing own means of transportation

Possession of OCN certification
Possession of PICC line certification
Minimum of two years of acute care/oncology outpatient experience
Working knowledge of the UCLA registration system, appointment scheduling system and order entry system

Knowledge of the Oncology patient population and practice operations
Knowledge of all aspects of infusion therapy in an oncology setting
Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through for multiple patient treatments on an ongoing basis
Excellent blood withdrawal and IV skills
Knowledge and skill in Central line Catheters
Experience to accurately screen and triage acute patients. Knowledge to recognize abnormal laboratory values and report to Physicians
Skill in usage of medical diagnostic equipment, as well as working knowledge of instruments and supplies required to perform necessary blood tests and provide infusion therapy. Ability to accept direction from leadership and act promptly
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, peers, physicians and administrators
Skill in listening perceptively, conveying awareness and responding to patients and visitors with health concerns using tact and discretion
Ability to interact diplomatically and sympathetically with patients, their families, and general public in a high volume, clinical setting
Skill in performing with frequent interruptions and/or distractions including the ability to accept equivocal circumstances and respond to changing priorities and deadlines
Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference, and hostility
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to work with sensitive and confidential information using discretion and judgment

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.